Hyannis contributed $2,404 to the greater Boston regions' $72,257 donation to Children’s Hospital Boston.
“Panera Bread is extremely proud to present Children’s Hospital Boston with this donation,” said Michael Hamra, chief executive officer of Boston Bread, a franchisee of Panera Bread. “We appreciate the strong level of participation by our customers and employees throughout our bakery-café communities to support the inspiring work of Children’s Hospital and we look forward to kicking off additional fun and exciting initiatives to support them in the coming months.”
The donation is a result of three recent fundraising campaigns:
Boston Bread $1 promotion
Throughout the month of March, customers at participating Boston Bread bakery-cafes were encouraged to donate $1 or more to their check to benefit Children’s Hospital Boston. The overwhelmingly positive response from customers generated $52,000 in just 31 days.
Cookies for Kids Campaign
In March and April, Panera’s Easter Egg cookie sold for a limited time only at participating Greater Boston bakery-cafes. Through the Cookies for Kids campaign, Panera pledged to donate a portion of sales from each cookie sold to Children’s Hospital Boston. With over 18,000 cookies sold, the Easter Egg cookie raised over $1,800 for the Hospital.
Community Breadbox™ customer donations
As Panera Bread’s Operation Dough-Nation partner, Children’s Hospital Boston also received $18,457 in customer donations in the first quarter of the year through the Community Breadbox™ coin boxes, located at the registers of each Panera Bread bakery-café. Throughout the year, customers can make donations in their local bakery-cafe to support Children’s Hospital Boston.
“Children’s Hospital Boston is grateful to Panera Bread and the communities across Greater Boston that made this generous donation possible,” said Carola Cadley, Vice President of Corporate Development and Marketing, Children’s Hospital Trust. “We thank Panera Bread and their loyal customers for sharing our dedication to providing life-saving medical care to children from New England and beyond.”